Delaware Sheriff’s Office Searching For Stolen SWAT Gear


UPDATED: Monday February 24, 2014 6:05 PM

A bullet proof vest.

Night vision goggles.

A Kevlar Helmet.

All of it, and more was stolen from the car of Delaware County SWAT officer.

“We want to make sure it doesn't fall into the wrong hands," says Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin.  His office is offering a reward to help find the equipment. Martin tells 10TV the gear was taken while the officer's car was parked at the Sawmill Lanes Bowling Alley between 6 and 8 p.m. on January 20th.

The SWAT officer said his front window was “smashed out."

The sheriff's department is worried it could be used by someone posing as law enforcement.

“We certainly are concerned anytime law enforcement equipment gear, uniforms fall into the wrong hands"

The sheriff estimates $15,000 worth of equipment was stolen.  “It was just unfortunate that someone decided to hit his truck and steal the equipment that was in it.”

Detectives say the parking lot was full at the time, but no one saw the thief, and surveillance video didn't reveal anything.

The sheriff says anyone with information about the theft is urged to call the Delaware County sheriff's department to put the equipment back in the hands of the officers trained to use it.  The sheriff adds that they’re willing to take an anonymous call and they want to make sure the equipment doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

WEB EXTRA - List of what was taken

Item #1  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  SWAT entry vest $1200.00      Property Item #2  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   P-mags N/A   Description  Value  AR rifle mags .223 $200.00      Property Item #3  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   glock N/A   Description  Value  glock mag .40 $25.00      Property Item #4  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  drop leg holster $50.00      Property Item #5  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  Nylon Duty Belt $100.00      Property Item #6  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  handcuffs $50.00      Property Item #7  1499 - Other Clothing  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  BDU $150.00      Property Item #8  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A PVS-14 nvmd   Description  Value  Monocular night Vision $4000.00      Property Item #9  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  kevlar Helmet $400.00      Property Item #10  1499 - Other Clothing  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  winter/rain Jacket and pants $350.00      Property Item #11  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  knee pads $50.00      Property Item #12  1499 - Other Clothing  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  Misc. clothing $100.00      Property Item #13  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  brief case $100.00      Property Item #14  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  misc. business Items $50.00      Property Item #15  2408 - Glasses, Sunglasses  Manufacturer Model   Oakley N/A   Description  Value  Sunglasses $350.00      Property Item #16  1402 - Gloves  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  Entry Gloves $50.00      Property Item #17  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   Leatherman N/A   Description  Value  leatherman tool $40.00      Property Item #18  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   N/A N/A   Description  Value  Radio headset $1000.00      Property Item #19  9999 - Other  Manufacturer Model   Toyota Tundra   Description  Value  Car window $250.00      

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